Date of Graduation

5-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Nursing

Advisor/Mentor

Scott, Allison

Committee Member/Reader

Vowell-Johnson, Kelly

Abstract

This honors thesis focuses on my internship of assisting in the design and management of a breastfeeding and infant support space at home athletic events at The University of Arkansas with emphasis on the importance and the promotion of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides a wide variety of benefits for mother and infant and I have been honored to work and assist in building Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support Tent and the implementation of these ideas. This honors internship has allowed me to increase my knowledge on the positive aspects of breastfeeding, as well as promote community involvement by collaborating with senior nursing students in their community clinical rotation as they participated in management of the space. During this internship, I was given the opportunity to involve myself in specialized training through modules, assist in creating the physical breastfeeding space, work closely with other students and staff to provide our community with a clean and private breastfeeding space, and collect data through a collection of participant surveys. An evaluation of the internship experience and how it shaped my knowledge and opinions as I enter the workforce as a registered nurse, is discussed.

Keywords

nursing, breastfeeding, child, mother

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